Executions · Female Killers · Malaysia · Religion

Three executed for “black magic ritual” murder, dismemberment of politician

November 2, 2001 Selangor, Malaysia Mona Fandey (pictured), her husband Mohamed Nor Affandi Abdul Rahman, and their assistant Juraimi Hassan are hanged for the murder and dismemberment of politician Datuk Mazlan Idris Fandey had been a pop singer before becoming a bomoh, a shaman or folk healer, sometimes erroneously translated as witch doctor. Idris had… Continue reading Three executed for “black magic ritual” murder, dismemberment of politician

Disasters · Malaysia

Bridge collapses from overcrowding, kills 32 and wounds over 1,000

July 31, 1988 Penang, Malaysia The Sultan Abdul Halim ferry terminal bridge collapses, killing 32 and injuring 1,634 The collapse was blamed on extreme overcrowding. The terminal was built in 1956 and was not designed to withstand the force of the over 10,000 people attempting to use the bridge and ferries. The influx of visitors… Continue reading Bridge collapses from overcrowding, kills 32 and wounds over 1,000